Just like Delaware River Basin residents, Gov. Wolf should protect all Pennsylvanians from fracking

February 25, 2021
Background: Today, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) voted to make permanent a 2010 moratorium on fracking within jurisdictional water boundaries. Commissioners representing all of the member states–Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York–voted in affirmation. Statement of Nadia Steinzor, Earthworks… More »

New Mexico House Bill should be rejected for failure to put people before polluters, inaccurate assumptions

February 18, 2021
CONTACT: Justin Wasser, (202) 753-7016, [email protected] Background: The New Mexico legislature tabled today a House Joint Memorial bill requesting a waiver from the Biden administration’s pause of oil and gas leasing on federal lands by a committee vote of 8-3. Industry claims… More »

Setting a Bold Agenda for President Biden’s First 100 Days in Office

February 4, 2021 • Lauren Pagel
It’s been a difficult four years as the Trump administration rolled back countless environmental safeguards, leaving our communities and environment especially vulnerable to the impacts of mining, drilling, and fracking.  But even against the toughest of odds, you helped us… More »

Biden’s pause on leasing & other actions are necessary first steps to protect climate, community health

January 27, 2021
Background: President Biden is set to sign several Executive Orders today fulfilling campaign promises he made to act on climate, environmental justice and equity within the first 100 days of his administration. These moves build upon orders made by Biden on his… More »

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President Biden should heed calls from Congress and declare climate emergency

January 26, 2021
Background: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer encouraged the Biden-Harris White House to consider declaring the climate crisis a national emergency yesterday, echoing calls from Senator Jeff Merkley and other members of Congress. The move would empower the new administration with additional authority… More »

TOTAL leaves API, other oil and gas majors should do the same

January 15, 2021
Background: Major oil and gas companies have publicly committed to pull funding and support from lobby groups that hold positions and/or act out of alignment with the Paris Agreement or the company’s own climate goals. Total, BP, Shell & Equinor… More »

Statement on NMED’s report of increased pollution from oil and gas in the Permian

December 22, 2020
Background: On December 21st, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) released findings from joint fly-over inspections conducted with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showing a 250% increase in oil and gas pollution in the New Mexican Permian Basin. NMED Director… More »

Report: Major oil and gas company actions fall short of, sometimes contradict, promises on climate

December 8, 2020
December 8th — A new report released today by Earthworks shows that oil and gas company commitments on climate have to date failed to translate into significant climate action. The research tracks promises to cut methane and tackle climate from… More »